Remember That Song – 1/16/19

Can you name the artist and song:

Because life is so brief and time is a thief when you’re undecided
And like a fistful of sand, it can slip right through your hands


Last Song: “Head to Toe” by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam from the album Spanish Fly (1987)

Great job Melissarob, BeagleLife72 (@TiffanyNGroce72), Rich (@RichIMET), Colleen (@ColleenIrishRo1), Lisa (@gabbyg89), and Cody (@bandit5160)!!!

Who would have thought that we would become lovers
As friends we were so, so tight
Can’t help myself, you make me feel so right
I got to, got to, got to tell you, darlin’

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Quote of the Day: Heartbreak Ridge

Highway: Shut your face, hippie!

Corporal ‘Stitch’ Jones: Hippie?

[whispers in ear]

Corporal ‘Stitch’ Jones: There haven’t been hippies in centuries. Are you freeze-dried or doing hard time?

Happy 62nd birthday to Mario Van Peebles!!!

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Remember That Song – 1/15/19

Can you name the artist and song:

Who would have thought that we would become lovers
As friends we were so, so tight
Can’t help myself, you make me feel so right
I got to, got to, got to tell you, darlin’


Last Song: “I’ve Done Everything for You” by Rick Springfield from Working Class Dog (1981)

Also acceptable: Sammy Hagar (who wrote the song) from the album All Night Long (1978)

Great job Melissarob, Melanie (@melanieofoz), and Cody (@bandit5160)!!!

You said someday I’d have a whole lotta money
I’d be a millionaire
But when that didn’t happen overnight
I found out how much you really cared

Sammy:

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Quote of the Day: Rocky III

Apollo Creed: Now, when we fought, you had that eye of the tiger, man; the edge! And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning. You know what I mean?


Happy 71st birthday to Carl Weathers!!!

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Remember That Song – 1/14/19

Can you name the song and at least one of the artists who performed this

You said someday I’d have a whole lotta money
I’d be a millionaire
But when that didn’t happen overnight
I found out how much you really cared


Last Song: “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson from the album Pipes of Peace (1983)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

Take take take
What you need
But don’t leave me
With no direction

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below

Top 40 Songs This Week (UK Edition) – January 12, 1985: Songs 10-1

Welcome back to the Top 40 Countdown! If you missed the previous posts, you can go ahead and check out songs 40-31, 30-21, and 20-11. I hope you’ve been enjoying these songs this week. There will be quite a few familiar ones today. So let’s Returh to the week ending January 12, 1985, and see what was topping the charts in the U.K.


10. “The Power of Love” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

I had never heard this song in my life. However, it had topped the charts in the U.K. This was Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s third single, aft “Relax” and “Two Tribes”. This song is often regarded as a Christmas song, even though it doesn’t reference Christmas in the song lyrics. But, the video and the single cover are kind of Christmas themed

9. “Everything Must Change” by Paul Young

Paul Young had a handful of hits in the U.S>, including the #1 smash, “Every Time You Go Away”. But, he was even bigger in the U.K. This was his 5th top 10 hit there, and “Every Time You Go Away” hadn’t even been released as a single yet! I was unaware of this song, but I am liking it now.

8. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.

Wow, this worldwide smash hit had staying power in the U.K. It had been the #2 song for three weeks in September the previous year, and is still in the Top 10 here! The song even re-entered the UK Top 75 on November 2, 2008, at No. 49.

 

7. “Shout” by Tears for Fears

This is one of the most recognizable songs of the mid-80s, and was a worldwide smash hit, hitting the top 10 in 25 countries.

 

 

6. “Nellie the Elephant” by Toy Dolls

You Brits are mad! I love this! This 1956 children’s song was made into a punk rock song by Toy Dolls. It became a #4 hit.

 

 

5. “We All Stand Together” by Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus

And this is another children’s song from the animated film Rupert and the Frog Song. Except this isn’t a punk song. This is the early-mid 80s Paul McCartney style that sticks in your head whether you want it to or not.

 

4. “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner

We all know this power ballad by Foreigner. It was a Top 10 hit in many countries, and #1 in some of them. We’ve heard this song millions of times. But to mix things up, the YouTube link goes to the newly recorded version featuring Shriners Hospitals For Children patients. This is very cool! And the proceeds from this version, which was just released on January 1, 2019, go to Shriners Hospitals For Children. You can donate at https://showthemlove.org/.

3. “Like a Virgin” by Madonna

Here is yet another worldwide smash. This was the lead single from the Like a Virgin album.

 

 

2. “Last Christmas” by Wham!

I love this song. However, when you start hearing it in stores in September and October, it’s a little ridiculous. I know it is after Christmas now, but I can understand that it is still charted this high at this point, because it was released in December. Wham! thought they would have had the Christmas song market cornered in December 1984. And they would have too, if it wasn’t for…

1. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid

I still love this song, and it was for such a great cause. It is so funny to see how young everybody looks in the video! And I just figured this out. In this song, these awesome British artists asked to “Feed the World”. Later on in the year, U.S. artists came out and proclaimed “We Are the World”. Were they expecting to get fed? Greedy bastards! I am just kidding of course. Both songs, as well as Wham!’s “Last Christmas”, raised money for the people suffering the famine in Ethiopia.


Well, that’s a wrap. The next countdown will be back in the U.S. Until next time, Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.

Quote of the Day: Three Amigos

Jefe: I have put many beautiful pinatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little suprises.

El Guapo: Many pinatas?

Jefe: Oh yes, many!

El Guapo: Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?

Jefe: A what?

El Guapo: A *plethora*.

Jefe: Oh yes, you have a plethora.

El Guapo: Jefe, what is a plethora?

Jefe: Why, El Guapo?

El Guapo: Well, you told me I have a plethora. And I just would like to know if you know what a plethora is. I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he has a plethora, and then find out that that person has *no idea* what it means to have a plethora.

Jefe: Forgive me, El Guapo. I know that I, Jefe, do not have your superior intellect and education. But could it be that once again, you are angry at something else, and are looking to take it out on me?

Happy 87th birthday to ‘El Guapo’ Alfonso Arau!!!

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Remember That Song – 1/11/19

Can you name the artist and song:

Take take take
What you need
But don’t leave me
With no direction


Last Song: “Alive & Kicking” by Simple Minds from the album Alive & Kicking (1985)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk), Scott (@ScottPhillips44), and Cody (@bandit5160)!!!

What you gonna do when things go wrong?
What you gonna do when it all cracks up?
What you gonna do when the love burns down?
What you gonna do when the flames go up?

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